Clematis

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Clematis
Clematis 'Nelly Moser'
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Subfamily: Ranunculoideae
Tribe: Anemoneae
Genus: Clematis
L.[1]
Species

See text.

Synonyms

Atragene L.
Coriflora Weber
Viorna Rchb.[1]

Clematis (KLEma-tis)[2] is a genus o aboot 300 species[3] within the buttercup faimily Ranunculaceae. Thair gairden hybrids hae been popular amang gairdeners,[4] beginnin wi Clematis × jackmanii, a gairden staundbi syne 1862; mair hybrid cultivars are bein produced constantly. Thay are mainly o Cheenese an Japanese origin. Maist species are kent as clematis in Inglis, while some are an aa kent as traveller's joy, a name inventit for the sole Breetish native, C. vitalba, bi the yerbalist John Gerard; virgin's bower for C. viticella; auld man's beard, applied tae several wi prominent seedheads; an leather flouer or vase vine for the North American Clematis viorna.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Genus: Clematis L.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2000-12-20. Retrieved 2011-02-02. 
  2. Sunset Western Garden Book. 1995. pp. 606–7. 
  3. Thare are more wild species of clematis even than of roses", Alice M. Coats remarks in Garden Shrubs and Their Histories (1964) 1992, s.v. "Clematis".
  4. Bender, Steve, ed. (January 2004). "Clematis". The Southern Living Garden Book (2nd ed.). Birmingham, Alabama: Oxmoor House. pp. 250–2. ISBN 0-376-03910-8.